News & Updates

Massachusetts Announces Final Sustainable Water Management Initiative


Today, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts announced the Sustainable Water Management Initiative (SWMI).  SWMI was created in 2010 by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and included a wide range of stakeholders and support from the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Fish and Game, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The new SWMI plan was launched to better protect the Commonwealth’s water resources by encouraging prudent use of water to balance the need for water consumption and increased economic development with the ecological...

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State Regulators Issue White Paper on Stray Gas


OKLAHOMA CITY – The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) released a White Paper summarizing the Stray Gas Incidence & Response Forum recently held in Cleveland, OH. Co-hosted by U.S. Department of Energy the event focused on stray gas in areas where shale gas or other unconventional natural gas is being developed. Stray gas is gas that migrates from its natural geological location into aquifers or the shallow subsurface. 
The forum explored the technical and scientific basis for stray gas occurrence and investigations including fundamentals of the physical and chemical...

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Call for Abstracts - 2013 UIC Conference


GWPC has released an announcement and Call for Abstracts for the 2013 UIC Conference.
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Fracking: The Roles of Corporate Self Governance and Federal, State, and Local Control


The attached issue of The Environmental Forum focuses on the issue of Hydraulic Fracturing regulation.  GWPC Executive Director Mike Paque penned an article as part of this discussion.
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GAO Releases Reports on Shale Gas


The GAO recently released two reports on shale gas:
Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: Key Environmental and Public Health Requirements” was released yesterday and is available here:
Oil and Gas: Information on Shale Resources, Development, and Environmental and Public Health Risks” which is available here:

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